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Matlab R2012b Installation on Windows 8 Pro 64bit

Asked by Venkatessh on 4 Dec 2012
Latest activity Commented on by Wanxun Liu on 12 Apr 2016
I tried to install Matlab R2012b on my new laptop with Windows 8 Pro 64bit. The steps I took were to mount the iso disk image and then run the setup.exe
As soon as I execute the application, the VC++ 2005 Redistributable shows up and executes something after which nothing happens.
I would like to know if I am missing something as part of the installation or I am doing something wrong. Like I mentioned earlier, it is a new laptop with no installation of JDK etc.
I would be glad if someone could assist me.


I have exactly the same problem that you described here, but I do not understand how do you fixed it. Could you make me a wider explanation? Sorry for the inconvenience
Best Regards,
I'm having the same problem, but running the application listed below does not fix the problem. It merely says the VC++ 2008 redistributable has been fixed and nothing else. Upon running the installer again, it still will not work.

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Answer by Sean de Wolski
on 4 Dec 2012
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Our installation team can :)


@Jacob are you trying to install the 32-bit student version on 64-bit windows?
No. I am trying to install the 64 bit MATLAB 2012b on 64 bit windows 8.
HI, If u want to install 2012b in windows 8.1 , first uninstall visual studio versions 8 and less than 8, then try to run matlab 2012 setup file. From that it will be normal installation.

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Answer by Francesco on 1 Feb 2013

Same issue, I have fixed it by uninstalling vc++ redistributable 2005, rebooting and running setup again. Note: I had also VC++ 2010, which I did not uninstall.


Thanks Andrew Hen
I have the same problem,fixed it by uninstalling vc++ 2005 and rebooting. on running bin/win64/setup.exe, it opens matlab and closes immediately showing "exception calling main" help me please
Good, many thanks!

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Answer by jerry
on 20 Feb 2013

I have the same problem, every time I tried to install the VC++ 2005. it's disappear,and nothing happened, once I run the Bin/Win64/setup, there is Matlab window came out, then it's missing and disappeared, I did not know why.
Can anyone help me to solve it? my New CPU is Windows 8,system is 64bit, and it's brand new without any software installed before I tried MATLAB.

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I can tell what I did to get over this problem. I simply tried to run the windows update which seemingly had VC++ 2005/2008 updates at that time. After doing that, there was no problem with the installation.
Hope it helps!

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Answer by Paul
on 12 Oct 2013

FYI: I had similar issues installing r2013b on a windows 8 PC. The Visual C++ redistributable installer would run and then poof..nothing. Going into windows update showed the PC wanted to do a restart, so I restarted. After logging in I ran the setup in the bin/win32 folder and the Visual C++ 2008 installer ran and then the MATLAB installer opened up automatically and ran fine.

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I've got exactly the same problem. MATLAB run's fine now, but the VC2005 runtime required seems to have stuffed up powerpoint. Arghhh! Help!

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